Screen City Biennial (SCB) in Stavanger, is the first Nordic Art Biennial dedicated to the expanded moving image. It presents artworks that explore the relation between image, sound, new technologies, public and digital spaces. The architecture of the Norwegian port city Stavanger facilitates an exhibition of new formats and the use of moving image in contemporary artistic practices. The program combines exhibitions, screenings, installations in public spaces, a talk program and the research platform SCB Journal.
Screen City was established in 2013 in Stavanger, Norway. From 2017, it has been presented as Screen City Biennial in close collaboration with local and international art institutions and organizations. SCB is founded and directed by Daniela Arriado.
For the 2019 Biennial edition, titled Ecologies – lost, found and continued, Stavanger harbor is an important focus for production and presentation of the art. The Biennial presents moving image artworks from a broad range of international artists in dialogue and conjunction with the urban sphere and context in the city of Stavanger.
Screen City Biennial 2019, Ecologies – lost, found and Continued
17–30 October, 2019
Curated by Daniela Arriado and Vanina Saracino
In 2019, SCB sets out to present, facilitate and examine art and artistic inquiry that raise questions of how human action affects the ecologies with which it is implicated. With the theme, Ecologies – lost, found and continued, the Biennial engages a post-anthropocentric worldview: it searches for ecologies that may be ‘lost’ to the dominant imaginary of the modern, rationalized Western society and found in what by some is considered to be the peripheries of this.
SCB 2019 has supported the production of several new artworks for Stavanger’s public space, in locations such as Domkirken (Stavanger Cathedral), Concert Hall, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Utenriksterminalen (International terminal), Rødne Fjord Cruise, Stavanger Airport Sola, Torget (City Square), Fiskepiren (Ferry Terminal), Stavanger Art Museum and Mosvannet Park.
For more information, visit: www.screencitybiennial.org